Most Atlantans don’t associate working farms—or actual farmers—with anything ITP.

But that’s exactly what’s coming together in the Briarcliff Woods community in northeast Atlanta, just east of the point where Interstate 85 meets Clairmont Road, north of Emory University.

Tucked at the end of a wooded drive off Briarcliff Road, an 8.7-acre project called Pendergrast Farm is building a variety of housing and communal spaces with the goal of blending “farm-to-table living with urban convenience,” or what project reps are calling a “mini Serenbe, but intown.”

Plans call for 20 energy-efficient residences overlooking a 1-acre working farm, with a half-mile trail system, meadows, and other features tucked around the site.

Pendergrast Farm's James Alley location in northeast Atlanta near Interstate 85. Google Maps

Plans for the finished residential buildout. Courtesy of Pendergrast Farm; Nicolae Trifu architecture

According to developer Healthy House of Georgia, 70 percent of the DeKalb County site will be preserved, to include 5 and ½ acres of woods. A full-time professional farmer will live on site and help residents grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers while leading educational walks and kids’ activities, according to project officials.

Pendergrast Farm’s overarching goal is to "set a new standard for sustainable living within Atlanta’s Perimeter,” while preserving “the last key remnant of farm and woodland on Briarcliff Road,” per marketing materials.

A site plan indicates homes will range between 1,600 and 3,000 square feet with garage options and courtyards.

Site plan for the 8.7-acre property with gardens, woodlands, meadows, and a trail system. Courtesy of Pendergrast Farm

What’s available now are three built homes on the larger end of that spectrum, priced from $1.27 million, while others are under construction and custom plans are ready. The least expensive unsold option, homesite three, counts five bedrooms and four bathrooms over a two-car garage.

According to Dennis McConnell, Healthy House of Georgia president, each home is solar-panel ready, wired for EV charging stations, and rated as using 50 percent less energy than comparable new housing built to current codes.

“I came out of retirement to build this one-of-a-kind conservation community,” McConnell noted in a project announcement, “that seamlessly blends the beauty of nature with the convenience of city living." 

Existing housing at Pendergrast Farm today. Courtesy of Pendergrast Farm

Other Pendergrast Farm amenities will include a communal saltwater pool, central green, and a Common House where wine tastings, exercise classes, book clubs, and exercise classes are planned.

Find more context, site plans, and photos in the gallery above.


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